March 10th, 2014
Back in the early days of TOPP, one of our goals was to see if it might be possible to one day use the data we get from tagged animals to help us understand the ocean itself.
Daniel Costa, Jennifer Burns, Mary Zavanelli, Michelle Shero and Luis Huckstadt, from McMurdo Station, Antarctica -
September 2008 - October 2009
Mayumba National Park, Gabon. Olive Ridley Sea Turtle tagging
Lead Researcher: Sara Maxwell
Año Nuevo State Reserve, Northern California. Northern elephant seal tagging.
Lead Researcher: Daniel Costa
Año Nuevo State Reserve, Northern California. Northern elephant seal physiology studies.
Lead Researcher: Daniel Crocker
January to March 2009
Isla Lobos, Uruguay
Female Southern Sea Lions. Satellite and GPS tags for tracking and TDRs for dive behavior
Lead Researchers: Dr. Federico Riet Sapriza, Cetáceos Uruguay and Daniel Costa
March- April 2009
Fernandina and Floreana Islands Galapagos, Ecuador.
Galapagos sea lion and Galapagos fur seal; GPS tracking and TDRs for dive behavior
Lead Researchers: Prof Fritz Trillmich, University of Bielefeld, Germany and Daniel Costa
A race organizer of The Great Turtle Race.